Aspire Hookah, which opened a tobacco shop in New York City in April, is expected to start distributing tobacco products to customers this month, the company said on Monday.
The retail outlet, which began selling cigarettes in New Jersey last month, said it was adding more than 100 hookah units, including an e-cigarette unit, to its existing inventory.
It also plans to offer its products at some of the country’s largest indoor and outdoor retailers, including Whole Foods, Target and Amazon.com, the online retailer said.
Aspire has been struggling with a steep decline in sales.
The company’s shares closed down 2.6 percent at $7.50 in early trading.
The retailer had about 6 million hookah users in the United States, with about one in five adults in the country using it regularly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The company said it expects to increase the number of tobacco-containing products in its line-up in the coming months.
The Washington Post